The three-time world Combat Sambo champion Aleksander Emelianenko entered this fight with a pro mma record of 26-7-0 (88% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.33 heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Dmitriy Sosnovskiy in 2014 (Aleksander Emelianenko vs Dmitriy Sosnovskiy), since then he has beat Geronimo Dos Santos, Virgil Zwicker and Szymon Bajor.
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Gabriel Gonzaga, has a record of 17-11-0 (94% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since April 10, 2016 when he was defeated by Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Gabriel Gonzaga); before this bout ‘Napao’ Gonzaga had won over Konstantin Erokhin (Gonzaga vs Erokhin). Alexander Emelianenko vs Gonzaga is the main event of Russian Cagefighting Championship 2 – RCC 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: RCC 2 – Russian Cagefighting Championship 2
Where: Krk Uralets Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Gonzaga’s previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Emelianenko’s next fight: Aleksander Emelianenko vs Viktor Pesta
Gonzaga’s next fight: Antonio Bigfoot Silva vs Gabriel Gonzaga
Emelianenko vs Gonzaga full fight video:
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